Now in its fifth year, the Lush Prize has awarded £1.2 million in prizes, aiming to bring forward the day when safety testing takes place without the use of animals.
After a record number of nominations, 55 projects and scientists from 21 countries have been shortlisted for 2016.
They go through to the next round of judging in September. The winners will be announced at a prize ceremony in November.
For 2016 we are increasing the Young Researcher prize fund to £150,000, awarding 15 winners in Asia, the Americas and the Rest of the World.
The total prize fund for 2016 is £350,000.
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